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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 181958 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

23-Sep

Close and clear view of a GMLRS impact, showing the ring of fragmentation from the PFF Warhead (appears as a black circle outside the blast.) Reportedly the warhead has 180k fragments.

https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/the_new_m30a1_gmlrs_alternate_warhead_to_replace_cluster_bombs_for_us_army_central_71601171.html

https://twitter.com/Blue_Sauron/status/1572951751552110594

  • Edited 23 September 2022 2:02  by  gatnerd
graylion

From: graylion

28-Sep

weird question: with the callup of reserves//mobilisation, who will be ill trained and equipped, what will be theb equipment challenges to the UA AF? 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

28-Sep

Snipex Alligator 14.5mm being employed:

https://twitter.com/Blue_Sauron/status/1575202020239507456

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

28-Sep

Wonderfully detailed line by line item list of weapons the Pentagon is purchasing for Ukraine or to back fill weapons already sent to Ukraine:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1574606905363898387.html

Artilelry, HIMARS, Javelins, etc, right down to how much $ in artillery shell powder is being purchased.

However, due to my Milkor grenade launcher fetish, this stuck out the most to me. This suggests either a large number of Milkors have already been sent to Ukraine, and these are to replace them, or that the Milkors sent to Ukraine have proven sufficiently valuable that more will be sent. Curious how many Milkors can be bought for $5.26 Million. 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

28-Sep

Close quarters tank on tank kill; one of the rare documented tank fights of the war:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/xqpqkp/russian_tank_engages_and_destroy_ukrainian_tank/

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

29-Sep

Pretty shocking, a single 40x53mm HEDP dropped from a quadcopter drone is able to ignite the ammo in the autoloader in a T80BV Tank. This really highlights just how vulnerable these tanks are to any sort of top mounted attack. 

stancrist

From: stancrist

29-Sep

gatnerd said:

...due to my Milkor grenade launcher fetish, this stuck out the most to me. This suggests either a large number of Milkors have already been sent to Ukraine, and these are to replace them, or that the Milkors sent to Ukraine have proven sufficiently valuable that more will be sent. Curious how many Milkors can be bought for $5.26 Million.

Um, so sorry to rain on your parade, but the Milkor is not the M320A1.

  • Edited 29 September 2022 21:13  by  stancrist
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

30-Sep

Damnit, my dreams are crushed. Good catch Stan.

I had confused it for the 'M32A1' which is the modern version of the Milkor.

https://www.milkorusa.com/product/m32a1-usmc-40mm-v-02/

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

1-Oct

Detailed look at those frag patterns:

GMLRS Alternative Warhead Engineer & Manufacturing Development Phase Test & Evaluation

Video showing tests of GMLRS Alternative Warhead presented by U.S. Army Col. Gary Stephens, Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Project Manager at the...

  • Edited 01 October 2022 20:42  by  gatnerd
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